Green finger funding
A Northfleet-based gardening rehabilitation charity which transformed a derelict church path into a tranquil community garden is on track to completing its second project.
No Walls Gardens received £19,000 from the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation to continue building suistainable green space in the area, following its award-winning “Secret Garden" project at Church Path last year.
The community interest charity worked with the long-term unemployed, ex-offenders, people with substance abuse issues and other health problems to create the space, which won accolades from Kent Wildlife 'Wild About Gardens' and the South & South East In Bloom's "It's Your Neighbourhood" awards.
The funding means that its current project, 'The Enchanted Garden' in the grounds of St Botolph's Church, can be completed, turning part of the walled garden into a sanctuary and performance space.
Director of No Walls Gardens, Gary May, said: "Our team has worked tremendously hard on both the spaces here and this money will now help us complete the Enchanted Garden, providing a fantastic peaceful space for the community as well as a venue for local performers to put on open air events."